SOURCE: Springfield LLC

Springfield LLC

February 01, 2010 06:00 ET

DuPont Transitions Sales of Protera® to Springfield LLC

Protera® Combines Comfort and Durability With Premium Arc Protection

JERICHO, NY--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Springfield LLC today announced that a mutual agreement has been reached between DuPont and Springfield LLC giving Springfield LLC the right to manufacture and distribute Protera® fabric to garment manufacturers in the United States and the Caribbean. This agreement allows for substantial development of new fabrics to supplement the existing Protera® product line.

Protera®, an inherently flame-resistant fabric, has been engineered to protect industrial workers against electric arc hazards and meet NFPA Category 2 requirements. It offers a very high level of comfort and durability and, unlike chemically treated fabrics, protection afforded by Protera® is built-in so its thermal protection properties cannot be washed or worn away. Garments manufactured with Protera® will show better lifecycle value then FR cotton/nylon garments of similar weight.

"Springfield LLC will continue to improve upon the existing Protera® line with innovations to support the needs of garment manufacturers. Springfield LLC FR textile business has had a long relationship with DuPont and with Protera® products and services," said Ed Shogan, Chief Executive Officer of Springfield LLC. "This transition will be seamless and add to the success of an already successful brand." DuPont will continue to support Protera® at the mill and end user levels through technical and sales assistance.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Stuart Shogan
    Springfield LLC
    Phone: (516) 861-6264
    Fax: (516) 861-6251

    100 Jericho Quadrangle
    Suite 340
    Jericho, NY 11753